Peter Koch

Peter Koch

Commercial Assurance, PwC Canada

Peter Koch is a Toronto based partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance Services practice. He focuses on the mining, energy and utilities industries and currently leads the internal audit and enterprise risk management services for clients in the mining industry.

Peter has more than 15 years of experience with PwC and during this time has led many large and complex engagements across a variety of industries and sectors. Major projects have included enterprise risk management implementations and risk assessments, internal audit outsourcing engagements and advisory assignments, NI 52-109 and Sarbanes-Oxley (302 and 404) implementations and optimization projects, IFRS data, process and systems conversions, financial and operational internal controls reviews, business process improvement assignments, strategic risk assessments, risk culture surveys, general computer controls reviews, data conversion reviews, and merger integration projects.

Peter plays a national leadership role within PwC and regularly develops thought leadership and PwC methodology in the areas of internal audit, risk governance, NI 52-109 and SOX compliance and IFRS data, process and systems conversion. As the chair of PwC’s National Internal Audit Learning & Education Steering Committee, he has worked closely with global internal audit teams to roll-out and teach PwC’s Global Internal Audit Services methodology across Canada. Peter also helps PwC teams and clients deliver internal audit services throughout the Americas as part of the PwC Mining Center of Excellence.

Peter is a regular guest speaker and subject matter expert for the Financial Executives Institute (FEI), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), ACUMEN and Canadian Electricity Association (CAE).


  • Risk governance and enterprise risk management
  • Internal audit
  • Regulatory compliance (NI 52-109 and Sarbanes-Oxley 302 and 404)
  • Corporate Governance
  • Ethics and compliance (anti-fraud regime)
  • Risk and control assessments
  • IFRS data
  • process and systems